Subject: yellow beetle found north Florida
Location: Jacksonville Florida
December 3, 2015 6:58 am
Its about 60° and I found him next to my front door. Tried looking on your website and even google, nothing… Do you know?
This is a Diaprepes Root Weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus, and according to ID Tools: it is a serious introduced citrus pest with a wide range of non-citrus hosts as well: “This pest has a very wide host range, attacking more than 270 species of plants in 59 plant families, many with economic significance as well as ornamentals and wild plants, including: all cruciferous vegetables, Brassica oleracea, Acacia spp., Crotalaria spp., guava, Psidium guajava, kumquat, Fortunella spp., oak, Quercus spp., papaya, Carica papaya, potato, Solanum tuberosum, strawberry, Fragaria spp., sugarcane, Saccharum spp., sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas.” The tiny spider in the image is a Wall Spider.